Period
to 25 May 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
England > London
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 11 12
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4,599 3,788 4,173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.01% 9.59% 9.62%
As % of the Vendors category 25.20% 22.74% 23.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,194 2,630 2,893
London median daily rate £450 £436 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.21% +9.00% -
10th Percentile £191 £200 £200
90th Percentile £619 £600 £588
England median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 83 129
London median hourly rate £19.50 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +10.00% -2.86%
10th Percentile £12.26 £12.25 £10.95
90th Percentile £54.50 £43.75 £29.00
England median hourly rate £15.57 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.77% - -6.13%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in London.

All Vendors
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 18,248 16,660 17,939
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.71% 42.17% 41.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,372 11,194 12,041
London median daily rate £488 £468 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +3.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £286 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 336 224 270
London median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +1.60%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.04 £11.23
90th Percentile £56.25 £50.00 £46.89
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +2.86%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in London over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in London over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the London region over the 6 months to 25 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London +1 973 £450 +5.88% 309
West London -2 256 £400 +3.23% 155
South London -23 111 £415 +0.48% 33
East London +1 95 £500 +25.00% 77
North London +4 34 £443 +10.63% 10
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 1,393 (30.29%) Windows
2 1,337 (29.07%) Finance
3 1,124 (24.44%) SQL
4 986 (21.44%) Active Directory
5 970 (21.09%) SQL Server
6 949 (20.63%) Microsoft Azure
7 917 (19.94%) Agile Software Development
8 818 (17.79%) Microsoft Office
9 810 (17.61%) .NET
10 751 (16.33%) C#
11 719 (15.63%) Office 365
12 563 (12.24%) Microsoft Excel
13 524 (11.39%) Business Intelligence
14 480 (10.44%) Migration
15 477 (10.37%) Problem-Solving
16 448 (9.74%) Banking
17 443 (9.63%) ITIL
18 437 (9.50%) Windows 10
19 436 (9.48%) VMware
20 426 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
21 418 (9.09%) PowerShell
22 416 (9.05%) Windows Server
23 413 (8.98%) Amazon AWS
24 404 (8.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 370 (8.05%) Project Management
25 370 (8.05%) JavaScript
26 367 (7.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 350 (7.61%) SharePoint
28 337 (7.33%) CRM
28 337 (7.33%) Windows 7

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 350 (7.61%) SharePoint
2 277 (6.02%) MS Exchange
3 185 (4.02%) Skype for Business
4 119 (2.59%) IIS
5 97 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 75 (1.63%) Apache Spark
7 73 (1.59%) Apache
8 51 (1.11%) Tomcat
9 49 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
10 48 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
10 48 (1.04%) WebSphere
11 43 (0.93%) NServiceBus
12 40 (0.87%) Confluence
13 39 (0.85%) CMS
14 30 (0.65%) JBoss
15 27 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
16 26 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
17 24 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
18 22 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
19 21 (0.46%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 818 (17.79%) Microsoft Office
2 563 (12.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 250 (5.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 189 (4.11%) Microsoft Project
5 162 (3.52%) MS Visio
6 40 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.30%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.22%) InfoPath
9 9 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 5 (0.11%) AutoCAD
11 5 (0.11%) SPSS
12 4 (0.087%) Chatbot
12 4 (0.087%) InDesign
13 3 (0.065%) Revit
14 2 (0.043%) Acrobat
14 2 (0.043%) Adobe After Effects
14 2 (0.043%) InVision
14 2 (0.043%) Vectorworks
15 1 (0.022%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 265 (5.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 163 (3.54%) Dynamics AX
3 40 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
4 25 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 16 (0.35%) NetSuite
5 16 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
5 16 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
6 14 (0.30%) Elite 3E
6 14 (0.30%) Markit EDM
7 11 (0.24%) SAP ERP
8 10 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 10 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
9 9 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
10 6 (0.13%) CA PPM
10 6 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 5 (0.11%) Primavera
11 5 (0.11%) Relativity
11 5 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
11 5 (0.11%) Servitor
12 4 (0.087%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 949 (20.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 719 (15.63%) Office 365
3 413 (8.98%) Amazon AWS
4 265 (5.76%) Dynamics 365
5 137 (2.98%) IaaS
6 135 (2.94%) PaaS
7 105 (2.28%) SaaS
8 92 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
9 86 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
10 53 (1.15%) OneDrive
11 45 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
12 40 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
12 40 (0.87%) Azure Data Factory
13 33 (0.72%) Serverless
14 25 (0.54%) G Suite
15 24 (0.52%) GitHub
16 23 (0.50%) Yammer
17 20 (0.43%) Mimecast
18 18 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
19 17 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 254 (5.52%) DNS
2 192 (4.17%) Firewall
3 190 (4.13%) DHCP
4 171 (3.72%) Skype
5 146 (3.17%) VPN
6 135 (2.94%) WAN
7 133 (2.89%) LAN
8 114 (2.48%) TCP/IP
9 87 (1.89%) SAN
10 83 (1.80%) Internet
11 54 (1.17%) Remote Desktop
12 48 (1.04%) VoIP
13 45 (0.98%) Wireless
14 42 (0.91%) Network Security
15 40 (0.87%) iSCSI
16 34 (0.74%) Unified Communications
17 33 (0.72%) HTTP
17 33 (0.72%) Intranet
17 33 (0.72%) SSL
18 32 (0.70%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 970 (21.09%) SQL Server
2 404 (8.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 367 (7.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 293 (6.37%) Data Warehouse
5 264 (5.74%) Power BI
6 222 (4.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 144 (3.13%) Big Data
8 116 (2.52%) NoSQL
9 107 (2.33%) Hadoop
10 103 (2.24%) Data Lake
10 103 (2.24%) MySQL
11 100 (2.17%) MongoDB
12 93 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
13 89 (1.94%) Oracle Database
13 89 (1.94%) Relational Database
14 77 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
15 74 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
16 67 (1.46%) SQL Server 2016
17 58 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
18 55 (1.20%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 219 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 217 (4.72%) Visual Studio
3 187 (4.07%) JIRA
4 163 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 133 (2.89%) Jenkins
6 120 (2.61%) TeamCity
7 91 (1.98%) Visual Studio Team System
8 67 (1.46%) Octopus Deploy
8 67 (1.46%) Subversion
9 56 (1.22%) Selenium
10 51 (1.11%) NUnit
11 49 (1.07%) SpecFlow
12 34 (0.74%) MSI
13 31 (0.67%) Maven
14 30 (0.65%) MSBuild
15 20 (0.43%) Moq
15 20 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 19 (0.41%) Bitbucket
17 17 (0.37%) JUnit
18 16 (0.35%) CruiseControl
General
1 1,337 (29.07%) Finance
2 448 (9.74%) Banking
3 207 (4.50%) Retail
4 156 (3.39%) Legal
5 134 (2.91%) Law
6 120 (2.61%) Marketing
7 118 (2.57%) Investment Banking
8 99 (2.15%) Advertising
9 80 (1.74%) Front Office
10 73 (1.59%) Financial Institution
11 62 (1.35%) Back Office
12 60 (1.30%) Telecoms
13 37 (0.80%) French Language
13 37 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
14 35 (0.76%) Games
15 31 (0.67%) Publishing
16 27 (0.59%) Manufacturing
17 18 (0.39%) Billing
17 18 (0.39%) German Language
18 12 (0.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 980 (21.31%) Developer
2 775 (16.85%) Analyst
3 481 (10.46%) Architect
4 323 (7.02%) Consultant
5 288 (6.26%) C# Developer
6 270 (5.87%) .NET Developer
7 203 (4.41%) Business Analyst
8 202 (4.39%) Project Manager
9 184 (4.00%) Support Engineer
10 173 (3.76%) Desktop Support
11 171 (3.72%) Solutions Architect
12 167 (3.63%) Support Analyst
13 154 (3.35%) Service Analyst
14 151 (3.28%) SQL Developer
15 148 (3.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 143 (3.11%) C# .NET Developer
17 132 (2.87%) Service Desk Analyst
18 126 (2.74%) 2nd Line Support
19 125 (2.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
20 113 (2.46%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 810 (17.61%) .NET
2 286 (6.22%) ASP.NET
3 223 (4.85%) AngularJS
4 213 (4.63%) Web Services
5 201 (4.37%) CSS
6 190 (4.13%) .NET Framework
7 187 (4.07%) HTML
8 161 (3.50%) ASP.NET MVC
9 159 (3.46%) WCF
10 153 (3.33%) XML
11 129 (2.80%) ASP.NET Web API
12 117 (2.54%) RESTful
13 100 (2.17%) REST
14 93 (2.02%) JSON
15 88 (1.91%) Entity Framework
16 85 (1.85%) jQuery
17 83 (1.80%) HTML5
17 83 (1.80%) React
18 78 (1.70%) Node.js
18 78 (1.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 426 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
2 196 (4.26%) Management Information System
3 162 (3.52%) Data Centre
4 134 (2.91%) Computer Science
5 126 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
6 125 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
7 103 (2.24%) User Experience
8 96 (2.09%) Blackberry
9 58 (1.26%) Smartphone
10 57 (1.24%) Mobile App
10 57 (1.24%) Replication
11 56 (1.22%) Clustering
12 53 (1.15%) Virtual Team
13 47 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
14 45 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
14 45 (0.98%) Private Cloud
15 43 (0.93%) Fintech
16 42 (0.91%) PKI
17 38 (0.83%) NHS
18 37 (0.80%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 1,393 (30.29%) Windows
2 437 (9.50%) Windows 10
3 416 (9.05%) Windows Server
4 337 (7.33%) Windows 7
5 303 (6.59%) Linux
6 228 (4.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 199 (4.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 115 (2.50%) Apple iOS
9 113 (2.46%) Android
10 98 (2.13%) Unix
11 78 (1.70%) Mac OS X
12 59 (1.28%) Windows 8
13 54 (1.17%) Mac OS
14 46 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
15 41 (0.89%) Windows XP
16 40 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 24 (0.52%) CentOS
18 20 (0.43%) Solaris
19 19 (0.41%) Ubuntu
20 13 (0.28%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 917 (19.94%) Agile Software Development
2 524 (11.39%) Business Intelligence
3 480 (10.44%) Migration
4 477 (10.37%) Problem-Solving
5 443 (9.63%) ITIL
6 370 (8.05%) Project Management
7 337 (7.33%) CRM
8 308 (6.70%) Analytics
9 307 (6.68%) DevOps
10 283 (6.15%) Scrum
11 279 (6.07%) Stakeholder Management
12 264 (5.74%) MVC
13 232 (5.04%) Change Management
14 229 (4.98%) ETL
15 220 (4.78%) Continuous Integration
16 215 (4.67%) Business Analysis
17 202 (4.39%) ERP
18 200 (4.35%) TDD
19 192 (4.17%) PRINCE2
20 187 (4.07%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,124 (24.44%) SQL
2 751 (16.33%) C#
3 418 (9.09%) PowerShell
4 370 (8.05%) JavaScript
5 236 (5.13%) T-SQL
6 229 (4.98%) Python
7 220 (4.78%) Java
8 100 (2.17%) VBA
9 81 (1.76%) C
10 59 (1.28%) PL/SQL
11 56 (1.22%) VBScript
12 54 (1.17%) VB
13 53 (1.15%) R
13 53 (1.15%) Ruby
14 49 (1.07%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 47 (1.02%) VB.NET
16 46 (1.00%) C++
17 44 (0.96%) Scala
17 44 (0.96%) TypeScript
18 40 (0.87%) PHP
Qualifications
1 301 (6.54%) Security Cleared
2 293 (6.37%) Degree
3 221 (4.81%) SC Cleared
4 189 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 93 (2.02%) MCSE
6 82 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
7 77 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
8 57 (1.24%) DV Cleared
9 54 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
10 52 (1.13%) PMI Certification
11 51 (1.11%) CCNP
12 42 (0.91%) MCP
13 41 (0.89%) CCNA
13 41 (0.89%) PMP
14 40 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 37 (0.80%) TOGAF Certification
16 35 (0.76%) CISSP
17 33 (0.72%) MCITP
18 32 (0.70%) MCSA
19 30 (0.65%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (2.78%) SLA
2 127 (2.76%) QA
3 105 (2.28%) PMO
4 58 (1.26%) GDPR
5 51 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 47 (1.02%) Data Quality
7 29 (0.63%) PCI DSS
8 24 (0.52%) MiFID
9 20 (0.43%) GCP
10 18 (0.39%) COBIT
11 14 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 10 (0.22%) HL7
13 9 (0.20%) Solvency II
14 6 (0.13%) PMBOK
15 4 (0.087%) Dodd-Frank
15 4 (0.087%) EMIR
15 4 (0.087%) GAAP
15 4 (0.087%) IFRS
16 3 (0.065%) Basel III
16 3 (0.065%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 986 (21.44%) Active Directory
2 284 (6.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 107 (2.33%) XenApp
4 92 (2.00%) Docker
5 87 (1.89%) Hyper-V
6 80 (1.74%) vSphere
7 77 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
7 77 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
8 64 (1.39%) XenDesktop
9 35 (0.76%) BitLocker
9 35 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
10 31 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
11 24 (0.52%) VMware NSX
12 22 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
13 19 (0.41%) NFS
14 18 (0.39%) Apache Flume
15 13 (0.28%) DFS Replication
16 11 (0.24%) vCloud
16 11 (0.24%) Xen
17 10 (0.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 333 (7.24%) SCCM
2 79 (1.72%) Microsoft Intune
3 68 (1.48%) Puppet
4 66 (1.44%) SCOM
5 65 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
6 58 (1.26%) Ansible
6 58 (1.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 51 (1.11%) Single Sign-On
8 44 (0.96%) AirWatch
9 37 (0.80%) WSUS
10 32 (0.70%) Kubernetes
10 32 (0.70%) vCenter Server
11 28 (0.61%) Terraform
12 20 (0.43%) Nagios
13 18 (0.39%) vMotion
14 17 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
14 17 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
15 16 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
15 16 (0.35%) PingFederate
16 15 (0.33%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 436 (9.48%) VMware
2 313 (6.81%) Citrix
3 283 (6.15%) Oracle
4 226 (4.91%) Cisco
5 170 (3.70%) SAP
6 124 (2.70%) Google
7 105 (2.28%) Ivanti
8 104 (2.26%) Apple
9 102 (2.22%) HP
10 91 (1.98%) IBM
11 74 (1.61%) Tableau
12 72 (1.57%) ServiceNow
13 65 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
14 53 (1.15%) Red Hat
15 49 (1.07%) CheckPoint
15 49 (1.07%) Dell
15 49 (1.07%) NetApp
16 42 (0.91%) Adobe
17 39 (0.85%) Symantec
18 36 (0.78%) Palo Alto